A bachelor's degree in equine management offers specializations in business management, instruction and training, and media and communication. Primary or supporting careers include stable management, horse show management, manufacturing, distribution and sale of supplies, feed, and healthcare products, retail management, veterinary practice management, equine nutrition.
Equine management students take courses such as: Stable Management, Practicum, Introduction to Equine Science, Equine Health Management, Equine Event Management, Equine Nutrition and Feeding, Horse Breeding Management, Equine Business Management, Equine Business Senior Seminar, Equine Anatomy and Physiology, and are required 6 semesters of Riding Skills Courses.
Equine management students take courses through the business department as well as classes tailor made for equine students. Through a diverse offering of restricted electives, students can shape their course load to their individual interests. Such electives include: Introductions to Equine Instruction, Equine Exercise Physiology, Equine Behavior, Equine Contemporary Topics, Judging and Course Design, Student Research, and Advanced Horse Care and Management.
Students graduating with this degree may seek employment in the following areas: breeding management; veterinary practice management; the manufacturing, distribution, and sale of supplies, feed, and healthcare products; retail management; stable management; equine nutrition; cooperative extension, and others.
Equine business management prepares students for positions in all aspects of equine business. Primary or supporting careers include stable management, horse show management, manufacturing, distribution and sale of supplies, feed and healthcare products, retail management, veterinary practice management and equine nutrition.
Instruction and Training
Equine instruction and training prepares students for a variety of positions, including horse trainers, professional riders, instructors, stable managers and more. Students are exposed to various disciplines (dressage, show jumping, eventing, driving and hunt seat equitation.) Graduates are well-rounded and prepared for employment in many areas within the industry.
Media and Communication
Equine communications allows students to pair their interest in horses with aspects of the industry such as journalism, communications, videography and photography. Students will work closely with the equine department and the media and communication program at DelVal.